Billy Roche’s first novel, Tumbling Down, was published by Wolfhound Press in 1986 followed by The Wexford Trilogy for The Bush Theatre, directed by Robin LeFevre. The Wexford Trilogy (A Handful Of Stars- Poor Beast In The Rain- Belfry) was later filmed for the BBC. His other plays include Amphibians (RSC), The Cavalcaders (The Abbey / Royal Court), On Such As We and Lay Me Down Softly (Abbey). Tales From Rainwater Pond, his acclaimed collection of short stories, was published by Pillar Press. He wrote the screenplay Trojan Eddie and co-wrote The Eclipse with Conor McPherson (inspired by Billy’s short story Table Manners). He has been Writer-In-Residence at the Bush and Writer –In-Association at Druid and the Abbey Theatre. His latest publication is a novella called The Diary Of Maynard Perdu, published by Lantern.ie
Billy Roche is a member of Aosdana.